Mateo Kovacic Moves from Chelsea to Manchester City
Manchester - After a disappointing season without a European spot, FC Chelsea will have to cope without Mateo Kovacic. The Croatian national team player is making a move within the English Premier League, joining reigning champions Manchester City. According to the announcement by the Champions League winners, the 29-year-old Kovacic has signed a four-year contract. The transfer fee for the Croatian midfielder, who still had a contract with Chelsea until 2024, is reported to be around €29 million plus bonuses. Where Do You See the Bundesliga in International Comparison?
"It's a dream for every football player to join this team," said Kovacic. Under current Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel, Kovacic won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2021. In Manchester, he will now wear the number 8 jersey, previously worn by German national team player Ilkay Gündogan, who has moved to FC Barcelona.